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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-09904: Johann Lamont (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 22 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-09628 by Michael Matheson on 16 June 2017, what the issues are that require further consideration, and what the timescale is for its deliberations on these.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 12 July 2017

The Scottish Government published an independent analysis of the consultation responses on 22 December 2015. This can be found at:

http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/12/1435

The Executive Summary to this analysis summarises the range of issues raised that are all being considered by the Scottish Government. While there is no specific timescale for concluding deliberations, the Scottish Government views reform of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as an important priority for this session of Parliament.